You Want It But Are You Willing?

It’s good to want things.

My philosophy is that if you want something bad enough you, will set a plan in action to get it.

But success takes a lot more than just having a case of “the wants.”

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Success takes planning

You can want something, and I mean honestly want it, but if you’re not willing to do what’s necessary to get it, you will never make it happen.

You see, success is simple but it ain’t always easy. And anything worth having is worth the effort that it takes to get it.

At the beginning of every football season, I ask my teams what they want to accomplish during that year. Inevitably the response is, “to win a championship.”

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Champions Work Hard!

I am always careful to remind them that in order to win a championship, they will have to work harder, longer and with more determination than any other team that we will face.

Champions never take it easy! They Work!

When they’re tired, they work. When they are sore and hurting, they work. When they go through hard times, they work. No matter what life brings to them, they muster the strength that it takes to continue to work toward their goals.

player lying on field

When they’re tired, they work. When they are sore and hurting, they work. When they go through hard times, they work. No matter what life brings to them, they muster the strength that it takes to continue to work toward their goals.

Success in general takes that same type of thought process. You have to be determined enough to work toward your goals regardless of whatever obstacles you may have to face.

Believe me, obstacles will pop up. They always do.

In fact, the closer you get to realizing you goals, your journey will get harder and harder.

In a football season, the teams that make the playoffs are the best in their divisions. That means that every game we play will get harder and harder.

men playing football
To Win You Have To Work Harder

To win a championship, we will have to face our biggest challenge, but through proper preparation, a steady and strong work ethic and just plain out wanting it more than anyone else, you can accomplish anything you want.

So decide what you want and more importantly, be willing to do the hard work it takes to succeed and live life!

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Jim Howard

With over 30 years in commercial print, branding and publishing, Jim Howard has dedicated much of his life to helping entrepreneurs, CEOs and business owners move ahead in their business. Follow him at, facebook.com/jimhowardauthorcoach.

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